Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Equality of measure.
  • n. Equality of elevation above sea level.
  • n. Mathematics A function between metric spaces which preserves distances, such as a rotation or translation in a plane.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A function between metric spaces (or on a single metric space) having the property that the distance between two images is equal to the distance between their pre-images.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. equality of elevation above sea level
  • n. equality of measure (e.g., equality of height above sea level or equality of loudness etc.)
  • n. the growth rates in different parts of a growing organism are the same
  • n. a one-to-one mapping of one metric space into another metric space that preserves the distances between each pair of points

Etymologies

From iso- and -metry. (Wiktionary)

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